The College of Engineering (COLENG), recently held its 1st Induction Ceremony and Admission into the Engineering Profession, its graduating Engineering students for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 academic sessions. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, stated that the University was fully committed to encouraging its Engineering students to procure equipment for road rehabilitation to be used by the College alongside the students.

In a bid to expose the students to practical-oriented teaching, Professor Oyewole revealed that the University had floated a consultancy firm and an Engineering company in the name of the College. He charged the young engineers not to rest on their oars but to take the occasion as a stepping platform towards enhancing their capabilities and preparing for greater challenges.

Delivering his lecture titled the “Prime Time” at the occasion, the Executive Director (Engineering), Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA), Engineer Jimi Sokunle, advised the young engineers to take advantage of their youthfulness and make wise decisions as they go out to earn a living. Engineer Sokunle had described youthfulness as a time of tremendous strength, energy and a time of freshness. According to him, “being young comes only once, thus, any choice you make at your prime time of life are such that they make indelible marks on your life and destiny”.

Engineer (Professor) Olanrewaju Ojo, the Director, Material Research Laboratory, University of Manitoba, Canada had spoken on “Nanotechnology Research”. He defined nanotechnology as a technology at a very small scale level, which involved the manipulation of matters at the nano and atomic levels to create new application. He said such devices were now becoming smaller, compact and faster, thus nanotechnology is the current global trend that will change the nature of almost every human-made object in the next generation.

The induction ceremony was graced by the executives, national and state members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), who had earlier paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor in his office, where they conferred on him an Associate Membership of the Society.

 

Last Updated on July 4, 2014 by admin

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